Monday, October 29, 2007

Bits & Pieces

Well, it has been a while since I've chimed in on this blog. Thursday morning I woke up with a swollen eye and itching skin around my face. I was just sure that I'd had an allergic reaction to this lovely 'wrinkle cream' my Mom had given me for Christmas last year. :) As the day wore on, the Benadryl helped a bit.

Friday morning I awoke to one very swollen eye and one marginally swollen eye. Additionally, the itching places had turned into red patches of teeny, tiny bumps. Nice. Honestly, I looked very deformed. My temporary deformation caused me to pause and consider people who exist in this state at all times without any hope of physical transformation.

So, I made an appointment with our Doctor friend. It was poison ivy... on my face! It is truly amazing what a steroid shot and dose pack can accomplish in a very short time. I'm grateful for the blessing of modern medicine. My stubborn self usually just stays home and lets poison ivy run the course. This time, since an important sense was involved, I decided to humble myself.

During these interesting days, we also made a very important family decision regarding the education of our children. This may come as a complete shock to some and to others, not so much of a surprise... beginning in January of 2008, Winding Road Academy will be open for full-time education. In other words, our home school will open doors and assume the complete responsibility of educating our children. I have so much more to share on this topic. My attempts will have to wait for another day... the weather is just too beautiful to sit here at my computer.



Steve Sensenig said...

That's great to hear about your decision to homeschool full-time! We're in our second year of homeschooling (our son is 15) and it's a great learning experience...for us! ;)

One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling that we have found, though, is the fact that when something isn't working for your child(ren), you can make whatever changes are necessary. On the fly, even.

And, of course, there is the benefit of getting to spend more time with them! :)

Thanks for your encouraging emails recently with regard to Hope Giver. We are in a waiting mode right now, waiting for possible TPR...

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...


You will not regret your decision to homeschool. We are looking back on 12 of homeschooling and reaping the rewards now with the relationships we have with our children.

If there is anything I can do to help, let me know.